In Yerevan the number of detained demonstrators reached 84

© Sputnik / Asatur to Esasperate in fotoreceptori during a protest against the nomination of the former President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister in Yerevan. 19 APR 2018In Yerevan the number of detained demonstrators reached 84© Sputnik / Asatur to Esasperate the image Bank

The number of detainees in Yerevan demonstrators protesting against the election of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, have reached 84, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Armenian police.

«At the moment in a police Department of Yerevan taken 84 people,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Shares against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia former President Serzh Sargsyan began April 13. The opposition accuses him of poor governance and the deteriorating economic situation. On Monday protesters tried to break through to the Parliament building, the police pushed them, as a result of clashes injured dozens of people. The next day, the protesters announced the beginning of the «velvet revolution» in Armenia.

Despite the protests, Armenia’s Parliament on Tuesday elected Sargsyan as Prime Minister. Previously entered into force amendments to the Constitution, according to which Armenia moves to a parliamentary form of government, and the greatest powers will have the head of government.